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Column: Newsmen can leave behind remarkable tales

WORTHINGTON — Larry Schlick died last month. Larry was a photographer for the Daily Globe for a dozen years (1957-1969). Most people reading these words won’t remember Larry. I can tell you he was frequently an award-winning photographer.

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Column: Remembering a Civil War hero, 150 years later

WORTHINGTON — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 1, 2, 3. I think most of us heard something this week about the United States observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.

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Column: Life is a highway, and we're all rolling on rivers

When they were first condemning land and moving in machines to put Interstate 90 in place across southwest Minnesota, a couple of officials from Washington and St. Paul reminded local audiences that whether the focus is on Minneapolis/St. Paul or St. Louis or Kansas City or Omaha, when pioneers began to settle the interior of our land they laid out communities along rivers.

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Column: They sure don't do meetings like they used to

WORTHINGTON — What do you think? Should we try for a tent meeting this summer? If we’re going to do it, there isn’t much time.

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Column: Try reading this R.C. column ASAP, PDQ

WORTHINGTON — I am having more trouble reading these days. If you are having trouble reading as well, it’s no wonder.

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Column: Water has always been a deep subject for city

WORTHINGTON — John Fenstermacher was Worthington’s mayor. Gordon Thompson was City Clerk. Ralph Bergstrom was manager of the Campbell Soup Co. It was those three in particular but there were others. Oh — Ray Ager for the E.O. Olson Trust Fund. Day and night there was a group focused on finding water for Worthington.

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Column: Junior college prepared pilots for WWII

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington boy was telling his dad about Pearl Harbor as they drove home from the cemetery on Memorial Day. He had watched a Pearl Harbor DVD he said. “The Japanese missed our carriers, but we had no way to fight back. We weren’t ready for a war.”

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Column: We've come a long, long way from dollar deals

WORTHINGTON — I believe I have mentioned before that in the long, long ago that my dad had the Phillips 66 gas station on the Big Corner, the corner of Oxford and Humiston, where Walgreens is today.

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Column: These Nobles County women were heroes

As Memorial Day approaches and the region prepares its annual salutes to fallen veterans, it can trace a path through at least 10 American wars.

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Column: Here's a column that's a Dutch treat

WORTHINGTON — It is not a huge coincidence, but it is notable: The year the first Dutch homesteaders came to Nobles County — 1890 — is the last year the Dutch people had a king.

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Columnist: A valentine to women who served our country

Ann Johnson was (I believed) a striking woman. Ann was tall. They use that word, “statuesque.” She was Scandinavian without challenge. Blonde hair. October sky-blue eyes. Rosy cheeks.

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Trick or treat - Nobles County has fair share of ghost stories

WORTHINGTON — Ruth Hein has been ailing lately. Every Wednesday through many years Ruth wrote a column of local history for the Daily Globe.